Doug (Seann William Scott) is a painfully nice guy with a lovely little wife and a dead-end job as assistant manager at a supermarket. But when the company plans to open a bigger and fancier store in a nearby neighborhood, Doug sees his shot at the big-time: A store manager position that comes with a swanky raise and all sorts of extra benefits. Doug's present manager (the amusingly weird Fred Armisen) assures him that he's a "shoo-in" for the new manager spot ... but then Richard (John C. Reilly) arrives (from Quebec!) -- and we're off on one of the strangest games of one-upmanship you've ever seen.
THE PROMOTION was presented at the Midwest Independent Film Festival on September 2, 2008, earning nominations for multiple Best of the Midwest Awards, including Best Feature Film.